Well after much tossing and turning over if the film would be rated R or PG-13 (I've probably read at least four different stories over the past six months claiming the film would be going in one direction then changing back the other way), the MPAA has officially given an R rating to The Expendables 2 for "strong action and bloody violence throughout, and some language."
Notably, there's nothing about strong language in there so I guess Chuck Norris won out on that one.
Anyway, with the film hitting theaters in less than a month (August 17th), expect to start seeing a lot of the all-star cast hitting the press tour promoting the film.
I for one am psyched to see Schwarzenegger and Van Damme actually talking up a movie that's going to be in theaters (who would have thought it have taken them this long to make it back?).
The film's official synopsis is listed below:
In The Expendables 2, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) -- with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard -- are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time - six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that's nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother.